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Whirlpool duet dryer model # GEW9200LW1, when powering up goes directly to touch up, and will not start. thermal fuse ok

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Dirty moisture sensing strips? Have you tried cleaning them with windex?Whirlpool duet dryer model # GEW9200LW1, when - e03f8f0.jpg

Number 34 these measure resistance by picking up wetness from the clothes. Dryer sheets can coat these with a non penatrable film which fools the brain into thinking them clothes is dry so it moves towards the cooldown mode and shuts off with wet clothes. Clean them sensor strips real good and party on!

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    Dan Webster Oct 11, 2010

    If that don't do it yank out the moisture sensing board (next to timer) and clean the corrosion, re-install the board and retry.



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Whirlpool dryer duet quit during drying cycle everything lights up works is normal except it will not turn on when you push the start button it just makes a click sound in the back of the machine

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  • #1Alwckw4
    Premium Member Join Date Sep 2013 Location Florida Posts Whirlpool Duet Dryer - turns on, clicks, won't run
    Model Number: GEW9250PW1
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

    My dryer turns on but when I click start, it simply clicks, but doesn't run. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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  • September 10th, 2013, 12:14 AM#2 Jake
    Appliance Tech - Admin Join Date Aug 2004 Location McMullen Valley, Arizona Posts

    Ok, lets first check your thermal fuse.

    You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #11 screws as shown in your parts diagram here: Bulkhead parts for Whirlpool GEW9250PW1

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first before opening it up and ohm testing.

    Then you will need a multimeter to ohm your thermal fuse. Its #59 in that parts diagram, take both wires off the thermal fuse first.

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order here if needed:
    Thermal Fuse WP3392519

    This video shows how to test it:

    Let us know what you find.

    If the thermal fuse tests good, We've had a few members report door switch problems.

    You can check it for continuity with a multimeter to make sure.

    Here's that door switch you can order:
    Door Switch WP8283288

    It shows on Page 4-6 in your repair manual I posted a link to below how to access it to check/change it. Make sure your dryer is unplugged!

    Push the button in on the door switch with one meter probe on COM and the other meter probe on NO and see if it reads. Normal ohms is 0-1.

    If the thermal fuse and door switch check fine, then its the control board.

    Here's the control board for your model you can order here:
    Main Control Board WP8546219

    I'm attaching the repair manual pdf for the Whirlpool Duet dryer below.

    It shows how to get access to the control board on page 4-2 through 4-4.

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first.

    below is a link to the manual

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